How To Mindfully Declutter Your Closet

How do you spring-clean your closet? Most of the time, you’ll find your closet in need of a serious update, but where do you even begin?

Berlin-based minimalist writer Anuschka Reeves is here to help with a very handy flowchart from her latest book, The Curated Closet

In this book, Rees puts her minimalist approach towards helping you develop your personal style and build a dream wardrobe.

Rejecting fashion cliches and arbitrary rules, she offers a simple system to create your own curated fashion style based on your own lifestyle, preferences, and personality. Her book is filled with interactive prompts, infographic-style questionnaires, checklists, and mood boards to help you on your minimalist fashion journey – from identifying your own style preferences to decluttering your closet and shopping for the future.

Here’s a little sample of what you can expect: a super useful downloadable flowchart to help you mindfully declutter your closet:

To download, go here.

Download and print this flowchart before you start your closet detox. It asks you a series of simple questions such as whether an item of clothing is comfortable, worn frequently, how you feel about it, whether it can be tailored and such.Your answers to these questions should help you determine what to do with it.

It’s a pretty involved process that’ll get you thinking hard about everything you own. In that way, it’s a bit like Marie Kondo’s decluttering method, but just for clothes!

While Rees recommends detoxing your closet like this twice a year according to the seasons, that doesn’t always work for people like us who live in a tropical country. If that’s the case, advises Rees, you can skip the seasonal overhauls. But it’s still a good idea to regularly revisit your wardrobe- at least every six months – to make sure it still fits your style and lifestyle and deal with repairs.

It may be tough the first few times, but it’s worth it!

“Once you have cultivated a strong sense of style, become your own best stylist, and built a great wardrobe, those things will stay with you for the rest of your life.” – Anuschka Rees

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